Farm City – The Education of an Urban Farmer - by Novella Carpenter[Reading report] by Christoph Melerski

2014-02-28

The author is part of the "Alternative Management" third year specialization program in HEC Paris

Refreshingly and edgy, Novella Carpenter tells her story about urban agriculture in her work Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer that she experienced in Oakland, California. In order to prove that city life as well as fresh and healthy food are reconcilable, and possible for anyone, Carpenter decides to start a community garden behind her apartment. In addition to her adventures in gardening, her desire to raise livestock takes shape, a desire that she gives in to, enabling her to be temporarily self-sufficient. Through her eyes, the reader learns about challenges and unlikely encounters as well as mechanical and moral difficulties that are connected to slaughtering an animal.

Quote article  Christoph Melerski, « Farm City – The Education of an Urban Farmer - by Novella Carpenter », 28 february 2014, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/328.sls

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